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Undergraduate English as a Second Language

2018 Spring Term

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3 Units

SURVEY OF EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS

English as a Second Language 310

In Survey of Educational Linguistics, students will examine certain core areas of linguistics (phonology, morphology and syntax), with special attention to language acquisition. Course assignments will relate to the teaching of linguistically diverse communities. CROSS-LISTED: CIGENRL 310, CIGENRL 510, ESL 310, ESL 510


3 Units

SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

English as a Second Language 320

In The Spoken Language & Discourse Analysis, students will develop working knowledge of contemporary issues in the teaching of oral communication (speaking and listening skills) to learners of ESL. Linguistic principles studied are also pertinent for those teaching foreign languages. CROSS-LISTED: CIGENRL 320, CIGENRL 520, ESL 320, ESL 520


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO ESL AND BILINGUAL-BICULTURAL EDUCATION

English as a Second Language 350

History, philosophy and rationale for bilingual/bicultural education. A study of different models of bilingual education programs as well as different types of bilinguals. Cultural, socioeconomic and psychological factors influencing learning in the bilingual child. CROSS-LISTED: CIGENRL 350, CIGENRL 550, ESL 350, ESL 550


3 Units

CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON BILINGUAL LEARNERS IN SCHOOLS

English as a Second Language 354

In the Seminar in ESL and Bilingual Education, students meet to reflect upon the relationship between program content and contemporary issues in the educational and socio-political experiences of linguistically diverse communities in the region and state. Rotating themes include family, community and cultural change.


3 Units

ASSESSMENT IN THE ESL/BILINGUAL CLASSROOM

English as a Second Language 405

This course explores policies, procedures, and instruments used to assess English language proficiency and academic achievement of limited English proficient students in American public schools. Included in this are the areas of English and native language competence; program placement, progress, and exit; alternative assessments in ESL, bilingual and mainstream classrooms. CROSS-LISTED: ESL 405, CIGENRL 405, CIGENRL 605


3 Units

TEACHING CONTENT IN THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM

English as a Second Language 455

This course is an examination of various techniques and materials being used to teach content area subject matter in ESL/bilingual education programs. Other topics of discussion include language assessment and adaptation of materials to the learner's language proficiency and cultural experience. The course is taught in English, but discussion will take place in other languages so that students have the opportunity to expand and improve their command of the language used as a medium of instruction.


1-6 Units

APPLIED STUDY IN ESL

English as a Second Language 493

Applied Study in ESL is a 1-6 variable credit course for students minoring in TESL. Students would enroll for at least 2 credits. Through working with English language learners with a variety of backgrounds, such as: UW-Whitewater international students enrolled in 680-161 or 680-162, employees of local businesses, parents of children in the Whitewater schools, or other appropriate groups, students will put to practical use the teaching skills they have developed through other courses in the minor. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in minor.

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